Definition of “reality check” - English Dictionary


“reality check” in American English

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reality checknoun [ C ]

us /riˈæl·ɪ·t̬i ˌtʃek/

an occasion when someone must consider the unpleasant truth about something rather than trying to ignore it:

The disappointing results of the last election were a reality check for the Republicans.

(Definition of “reality check” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)